Saturday, December 10, 2011

ABS December Challenge

Midnight in New York
This month's ABS challenge certainly had me stumped !!!
The inspiration picture is Chrysler Building,1928-1930 by William Van Alen.
I love the Art Deco style.I have many vintage and reproduction pieces in my stash of "misc.stuff for jewelry design". But, as you might expect my collection is made up of stylized flowers and swirly leaves...nothing as purely graphic as the Chrysler building !

I have mentioned before that the ABS challenges are great tools for learning about new artists and renewing acquaintances with old favorites.Off I went to research the history of the Chrysler building.
I figured I might as well have a lesson in architecture  while I was waiting for a light bulb moment .I was happily admiring photos when my light blub did light ! There it was! A photo of the building at night.
Gorgeous Graphics in black and silver splendor !!!
I still had silver fingertips from my recent Guilders Paste experiments! How 'bout a polymer clay bib to mimic those great windows.Somewhere  in my stash was some really interesting metal ribbon. I bought it some time ago. But,I never seemed to find the right design for it .Then what to my wondering eyes should appear,some vintage chandelier crystals I had just purchased !  Ah...just the right little touch of bling.

The whole combo just shouted New Years Eve to me !
I will be celebrating at home with friends and family. I plan to "dress casual'. I think this necklace will be just right with a  black turtle neck .

When the crystal ball drops at midnight 
I will be toasting  2011 ,welcoming  2012
I will be thanking ABS for another Great year of Fabulous challenges!
this week get ready to welcome 2012 with a New Year's design
Bead Happy !



  1. Girl, you have outdone yourself! That necklace will make for one rockin' New Year's Eve. Fabulous.

  2. Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!

  3. Now that's a big "oh-ah!" I looked at that challenge and was totally stumped! I'm only just today even thinking I might give it a try! Nothing like this though, which is totally original and awesome! Congrats!